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L.L.Bean Explorer Sandals

rated 4 of 5 stars
photo: L.L.Bean Explorer Sandals sandal

Women's footwear made by L.L Bean. Whether they're for hitting the trail, strolling along the boardwalk, gardening, these athletic sandals keep feet protected and ventilated. Plenty of options and styles available.


  • Tried & trusted brand
  • Weatherproof leather
  • 360' ventilation
  • Truly quality


  • Sizable price tag
  • Can be rough on feet
  • Resemble Keens brand
  • Too many straps is manly



Relaxin' with my L.L Bean on my feet. My feet smile when I wear them! These are by far my favorite sandals. I've had them for several years and have walked plenty of miles in these sandals. These sandals are not recommended for running but are comfortable for walking. Good for everyday practical wear.


I own two pairs of the old style L.L. Bean Explorer sandals for women. I've heard since there has been such a great response to how wonderful these shoes are they have added adjustable heel straps, redesigned the heel cup and improved ventilation (new design).

I haven't purchased any new design L.L. Bean because a full price purchase is expensive and the ones I own already, are super durable and comfy and will last for many years! Many colors are available. I will wear my L.L. Beans till they are worn out!


Love mine by far with or without socks! No pressure on the blisters. These shoes are perfect for in town, hikes with creek crossing, water sports, or shoreline walks... good rugged trail sandal. Some say these sandals look an awful like a pair of Keens. I say, "they fit perfectly and can wear with slacks, shorts, skirts ... practical everyday wear."

These sandals are easy to slip on and off without a Velcro strap. Be sure when you are picking a pair of walking shoes (I know it's hard when you are internet shopping) make sure when you walk your toes have a lil bit of space to spread inside the tip of your shoes.




L.L Bean Explorer sandals have durable rubber soles, which gives you the cushioning, flexibility and traction you will need on varying terrain. Drainage ports have mesh screening to keep out rocks and debris. I have noticed if I am walking on a dirty trail on a humid day, my feet tend to sweat and the traction from the dirt/dust comes thru the 360' ventilation and mixes with my sweaty feet and it tends to smell. If you're not able to find a small stream of water to wash out the inside soles, feet tend to become dirty.

I have washed my shoes with a toothbrush to get the grime out. These shoes are waterproof. Good to wear in any season but best to wear during summer months. With any athlete and his/her gear be careful of jock itch and athletes foot.



L.L. Bean Explorer sandals are waterproof. They are made of quick dry mesh material. The waterproof leather upper will not saturate. Has an elastic adjustable shoe string to tighten sandal to fit and make comfortable.

These style sandals are made easy to slip on and off your feet. I  like Velcro to adjust and make tight but after sooo long the Velcro wears out and hair and thread tend to stick to the Velcro. Also has the brand name of L.L. Bean visible on the side of the sandal.

These shoes are guaranteed to last. I recommend anyone can wear L.L. Bean. They carry these Explorers in Men's, Women's, and Children's styles.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $69.99

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